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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯ū́ńu ( ~ -a)
Meaning: sheath, scabbard
Russian meaning: ножны, чехол
Turkic: *Kɨ̄n
Mongolian: *kuj
Tungus-Manchu: *xunǯi-
Comments: Владимирцов 174. A Western isogloss. See TMN 3, 577 ("die Aehnlichkeit der beiden Wörter dürfte Zufall sein").

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